German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County continues dedication to finding forever homes

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By staff of GSROC

German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County is a volunteer-driven organization. We are funded entirely by private donations and receive no government support. Dogs for adoption are housed in foster homes and in private boarding facilities.

Approximately 50 percent of the dogs that we rescue come to us directly from owners who are no longer able to care for them. The primary reasons that we receive dogs are “moving” or “no time for.” Dogs also come to us when owners become ill, hospitalized, pass away or lose their homes.

The other 50 percent of the dogs in our care are plucked from public animal shelters throughout Southern California when no owner comes to claim them or when they are no longer wanted. We race to save as many of these into our care as we can, however limited space and resources constantly make our task difficult.

Through a careful screening process, we place loving dogs into forever homes with compassionate individuals and families. We begin with an Application, which tells us more about an adopter so we can recommend dogs that best fit the home.  We perform a routine Home Visit to ensure the dog will be safe from any hazards, poisons or dangerous situations.

Adopters pledge to love and care for the adopted dog throughout its entire lifetime. In the event an adopter is no longer able to care for a dog, we insist it come back into our rescue for re-homing

Due to our limited resources and volunteers, we are only able to place dogs in the greater Southern California area.

Reach German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County by visiting or by calling (714) 97-GSROC. Mailing address is 120 Tustin Ave., Suite C-1111, Newport Beach, CA 92663.    


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